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  • James Boston

    Norway’s Balance of Trade figure last month is looking more like a positive anomaly than any sustainable growth in the trade surplus. This month’s figure, relating to November, has shown the number drop back to NOK 24.6Bn which is much more in keeping with recent average levels compared to the October figure of NOK 31.6Bn,

  • James Boston

    Brazil’s Balance of Trade has swung back into deficit according to the latest figures just released for the month of September. The reported figure is a deficit of BRL -0.94Bn compared to a surplus of BRL 1.17Bn recorded in the month of August, a negative figure was expected this month but only of around BRL

  • James Boston
    Forex » Eurozone Trade Balance Rises
    James Boston - September 15, 2014, 09:12 GMT

    The Eurozone’s economic statistics agency, Eurostat, has just published the July trade figures for the single currency area. The overall Trade Balance has been announced as €21.2Bn on a non seasonally adjusted basis, this is an improvement on the June final of €16.8Bn and compares to a market consensus estimate of €19.5Bn. When seasonally adjusted

  • James Boston
    Forex » Increase In Swedish Retail Sales
    James Boston - July 25, 2014, 07:53 GMT

    It is too early to expect to see signs of a pick up in the Swedish economy following last month’s surprise interest rate cut by the central bank of 50 basis points to just 0.25%. The Riksbank has been battling persistent deflation over the past two quarters and the despite the a series of rate

  • James Boston

    Despite the perilous nature of Argentina’s emerging economy Trade Balance figures today confirm that at least this aspect of the economy is performing. The reading for the month of June shows a positive balance of $1,379M compared to $1,259M in May, the consensus estimate was for a level of $491.5M. Argentina is just days away

  • Forex » Eurozone Employment Improves Slightly
    June 13, 2014, 09:07 GMT

    The Statistics Bureau of the European Union, Eurostat, has published some trade and employment data this morning relating to the broad performance of the Eurozone economy. The Employment Change figure is showing a pickup in the first quarter of this year of 0.1%, this quarter on quarter number compares equally to the reading obtained over

  • Forex » UK Inflation Expectations Fall
    June 6, 2014, 08:37 GMT

    An important statistic has just been released by the Bank of England (BoE) in the form of Consumer Inflation Expectations. Unlike the Consumer Price Index, which measures the actual change in prices of consumer goods, the Expectation figure is derived from where consumers anticipate prices are going over the next 12 months. This months reading

  • Forex » Increase In EU Trade Balances
    May 16, 2014, 09:30 GMT

    Eurozone Trade Balance figures for the month of March have produced a moderate month on month increase. Seasonally Adjusted numbers have yielded a surplus of €17.1Bn, an improvement on the February figure of €13.6Bn and above the market anticipated figure of €15.5Bn. The Non Seasonally Adjusted numbers also provided an increase, February’s €13.9Bn turned into

  • Forex » Italian Trade Balances Improve
    May 16, 2014, 08:51 GMT

    The Italian National Institute of Statistics has just published the country’s March’s Trade Balance data. Global Trade is up significantly on the month at €3.873Bn compared with the February report of €2.629Bn, this has lead to a positive surprise in the market which had been expecting a trade contraction to around €2.470Bn. Italy’s Trade Balance

  • Forex » Portugal Trade Deficit Widens
    April 9, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    Statistics Portugal have just published the country’s Global Trade Balances data for February. The overall figure for goods and services shows a trade deficit increase to €333.3 million for the month of February, this is further slippage on the January deficit. Portugal has made significant progress on it’s trade balance deficit since hitting a record

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